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Napa Fire Hazard Severity Zone Maps – Public Comment
January 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CAL FIRE Releases Updated Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map for Public Comment
After years of planning and collaboration with fire scientists, firefighters, stakeholders, and local community partners, the new map reflects changes in fire hazard in unincorporated, rural areas, as experienced in California over past years.
Join CAL FIRE at the Napa County Library in Napa on Monday, January 9, at 2:00pm for a public hearing and have an opportunity to provide comment and feedback on their new fire hazard severity zone maps.
The last time these maps were updated was in 2007 and now 2023 will provide the new updated version available publicly. This process will allow you as the public to provide verbal comments prior to final adoption by the State. There is also an avenue for written comments to be submitted during the 45-day period (ending Feb 3, 2023), or submit both written/verbal.
The Legislature mandates the State Fire Marshal designate fire hazard severity zones and assign to each zone a rating reflecting the degree of severity of fire hazard.
Fire Hazard Severity Zone maps are developed using a science-based and field-tested model. With the new update the latest technology and science are being included into the maps and will include new factors like land use changes, significant extreme wind event data, as well as a model that is more spatially detailed.
Interested in how these proposed changes affect you? Type in your address to see the change difference between 2007 and 2023.